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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 85° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.97 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.5"952.50 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth952.50 mi
24 hours0° 07' 23.1"7.82 mieast0° 02' 35.7"2.98 minorth8.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 45' South, Longitude: 163° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.67 meters/second, 1597.2 km/hour, 992.5 miles/hour or 862.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.54 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.9"992.37 miwest0° 09' 49.8"11.26 misouth992.21 mi
24 hours12° 00' 34.7"821.13 mieast3° 45' 17.2"258.09 misouth856.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:40 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Thu 2:40 PM1799 km1118 miles971 nmSoutheast SE
La PazThu 1:40 PM1927 km1198 miles1041 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreThu 1:40 PM2111 km1312 miles1140 nmEast E
CórdobaThu 2:40 PM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 12:40 PM2357 km1465 miles1273 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilThu 12:40 PM2403 km1493 miles1297 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 12:40 PM2475 km1538 miles1336 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:40 AM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoThu 12:40 PM2653 km1649 miles1433 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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